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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/18/2017

When you want to give the outside of your home a serious makeover, you might be looking to change up the color combination of the property. Thereís many different color combinations that can make your home look great. Whether your home has siding, brick, or stone, thereís a color combination for you. Below, youíll find some color combinations that you can consider for your home. 


Gray, Blue, And White


Whether your home has a stone exterior or is just plain white, you can use these three colors in a great combination to accent the home. White brings about brightness while the darker tones of blue and gray bring out your front door and window trim, creating a silhouette of sorts.


Brown Green And White


If youíre looking for earth tones, this is a great color combination for you. These nature inspired shades can create a beautiful oasis on the outside of your home. You can choose light and dark shades that complement one another in order to bring a dramatic affect to your home.


Peach White And Gray


This color combo can add a stimulating visual effect to the front of your home. The white can be used to highlight your homeís accents, while the darker grays can add some depth the color scheme overall. 


Other combos to consider:


  • Gray, red, and white
  • Brown, red, and green
  • White, black, and gray
  • Cream, yellow, and black
  • Red, brown, and orange
  • Greens, browns, and creams
  • brown, tan, and blue
  • Blue, white, and black

Remember that very color palette needs a foundation. The establishing color is the one that will overtake the majority of the outside of your home. Remember that you need to consider all of the accents of your home including the door, window trims, and shutters. Even if you donít want to take the dive and change the entire color of your home, you can consider changing just the accents of your home. Sometimes even just adding a coat of paint to the front door can really spice up the outside of your home.


When All Else Fails, Stick With The Classics


While pops of color can always look wonderful in a color scheme on your home, if youíre afraid to think outside the box, you might want to just stick to the classics. You can never go wrong with neutral colors, especially when you use them together. Try different color combos at the local hardware store, or even try a few paint samples before you make a firm decision on your homeís makeover.




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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/15/2017

This Single-Family in Springfield, MA recently sold for $205,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Ann Marie Martin - Landmark, Realtors.


1434 Page Blvd., Springfield, MA 01104

Single-Family

$204,000
Price
$205,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/2
Full/Half Baths
Extra large ranch with a nice open floor plan, making the whole house feel very spacious, and has been lovingly maintained Enter into a the large foyer with beamed ceiling, which leads to a nice and bright living room with a beautiful stone fireplace that has a double opening to the dining room. Dining room with beamed ceiling, fireplace, with a 4 season porch off the back. 3 large bedrooms, master has double closets with custom built in shelving. Second bedroom has large closets, plus a cedar closet, and a good sized 3rd bedroom. First floor laundry with half bath, and plenty of storage closets. The finished basement is nice an open with a game room area, seating area, and a bar with a sink, basement also has a half bathroom. Lovely large back yard with 2 sheds, and an inground swimming pool, new liner 5 years ago. It's like being on vacation right in your own back yard. Newer roof, new gas furnace, and central air. This is a must see

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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/11/2017

Kitchens have become the new hip gathering spot in the home. With open floor plans, kitchens are combining the cooking, dining, and hanging out areas of your home and meshing them into one big room. Counters and islands have become tables, trading for fancy dining tables. People tend to congregate in the kitchen, allowing it to be the center of food, fun, and conversation. How can you make your kitchen ultra inviting? Below, youíll find a few tips to help bring your kitchen to a new level of trendy.    


Bright, Attractive Cabinets


Cabinets are one of the focal points of the kitchen. If you have bright cabinets, it attracts people to the room. The type of cabinets that you have also establish the type of style that youíre looking to create in the kitchen and possibly throughout your home. Youíll want to work the entire color palette of your kitchen around the color and style of your cabinets. As a bonus, good cabinets equal good storage. If your kitchen is organized, youíll feel a lot happier and at ease in the room as well.


Technology


Kitchens are becoming increasingly technological. From smart, energy efficient appliances, to features of the kitchen that you can control with your smartphone, a kitchen can truly have it all. This makes entertaining a breeze. You could even get dinner going before you ever leave work! All of the new technologies that are being introduced surely make life much easier. 


Advanced Lighting


The type of lighting that you employ in the kitchen can set the tone for the whole room. Not only do you need good task lighting, but ambient lighting is important as well in order to attract guests to the main gathering place of the house. Whatever vibe you want your kitchen to give off works with the lighting thatís available. The kitchen certainly should never be a dark room. Consider the safety factor thatís needed in the room, then realize just how inviting a room is that is bright and airy. Itís important to plan out your lighting scheme accordingly when it comes to your kitchen. 


Storage


One thing youíll want plenty of in your kitchen is storage. This helps to reduce clutter, increase organization and makes entertaining an easier undertaking. Guests will feel more welcome as there will be ample room to sit and hang out while prepping and cooking are going on. 


It seems that trends in kitchens are always changing, however, many things remain constant. The need for a clean and organized gathering area in your home will never go away.  

         








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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/6/2017


3020 Pine St, Palmer, MA 01009

Bondsville

Single-Family

$149,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Charm and character is what this house is all about. Centrally located in Bondsville area of Palmer. Well maintained through the years, beautiful wood cabinets, and wood work through the house. Nice enclosed front porch, with lots of light, to enjoy your morning coffee or nice cool fall evening which are coming upon us soon. Freshly painted both inside and out. New flooring in most of the house. Nice large bright living room, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms. One bedroom has it's own den area, and entrance. 3 heat zones to help you save on your heating. Centrally located in the Bondsville area of Palmer. This is a great starter home, don't miss out.
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September 06 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Posted by Ann Marie Martin on 9/5/2017

This Single-Family in Northampton, MA recently sold for $219,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Ann Marie Martin - Landmark, Realtors.


955 Ryan Rd, Northampton, MA 01062

Florence

Single-Family

$219,000
Price
$219,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
This ranch has been lovingly maintained by its single owner since it was built. The kitchen area is larger than most ranches of this era making the whole house feel very spacious. Lovely 3 season porch to relax on. Gleaming hardwood floors in bedrooms and living room. Newer boiler and updated electric and updated insulation. Walk out basement with a finished room. Large yard.

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